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Session 2 – Concurrent Presentations Tuesday 11.00 am – 12.00 noon Thane Mandin will present: Making Music Regardless of Talent – with Garage Band – workshop in the Apple Lab This hands on session will allow you to make your own music without copyright restrictions whether it be a song, or music to accompany a slideshow or video. Garage Band is for musicians and nonmusicians alike, so everyone can make their own professional sounding music tracks quickly and easily. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary, musicians and non musicians (This presentation will be repeated on Wednesday morning) John Thorpe will present: Drop Down Menus in Dreamweaver – workshop This is a session for beginners who would like to use drop down menus in their web pages. If you wish to group the options on your web page, or you have too many links to fit in neatly, then drop down menus provide a good solution. This will be a "hands on" presentation in which you will create a web page with menus, submenus and subsubmenus using Dreamweaver. Intended Audience: Anyone interested in learning to create dropdown menus. No particular knowledge of Dreamweaver is required. Kerrie Smith of EdNA will present: Mining the Gold Mine – workshop EdNA Online is a gold mine of resources for the classroom teacher. EdNA is an aggregation of selected quality resources that relate to the Australian curriculum, built over nearly a decade. This handson workshop will cover how teachers can use EdNA Online to locate online resources for use in their teaching, through newsletters, searching EdNA, theme pages, calendars, and various shared information services. And did you know – EdNA’s services are free! Moira Curtain will present: Using myclasses to Enrich the Mathematics Programme in a Primary School – workshop The myinternet portal has been adopted by Catholic schools right across WA as part of their Virtual Private Network. It provides teachers with both administrative, communication, curriculum and pastoral tools that make the Internet more accessible for teachers and students. myclasses provides a userfriendly interface that allows teachers to construct online units of work which give the students opportunities for both independent and collaborative learning. This session will demonstrate the myclasses interface and explore its role in enriching the Maths program in a primary classroom. All ECAWA members are eligible to receive a myinternet logon as part of their membership. Prospective ECAWA attendees at this session should check their logon details with Mike Leishman < email@example.com> Intended Audience: Primary Dr Barney Clarkson will present: SketchUp – ‘3D Design and Drawing as it Should Have Been’ – workshop Dubbed '3D for the rest of us' by some reviewers, SketchUp is unique 3D software as it is intuitive, easy to learn and fun to use. Originally developed for use in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, SketchUp is already being used for previsualization in the entertainment, film and gaming industries. The best part of this sophisticated software is that they have recently released education licenses which are either very reasonable or free to schools. The presenter will demonstrate its use in one or two industrial settings and also the training materials before letting participants loose on an evaluation version of the software all in 50 mins. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Lucy Mandyczewsky will present: Introduction to Macromedia Flash – workshop If you've heard of Flash but never experienced the fun and enjoyment of playing with this Macromedia Flash animation software program, come and find out how easy it is to use. Animate words, objects and use photographs and buttons to make presentations more interesting and interactive. Primary students can use this program easily. Go on…… Intended Audience: Primary and Middle School Paul Newhouse will present: Stylus or Mouse: Tablet PCs and Young Children This session reports on some clinical research into the use of Tablet PCs with a four yearold child. The use of the Tablet PC was systematically compared with the use of a desktop computer to operate the same software. This will be followed by trials with older children. Intended Audience: Primary Terri Van Zetten will present: "Miss, your lessons are deadly!" Terri Van Zetten is the PrePrimary to Year 8 ICT teacher at St Mary's College in Broome, a multicultural Catholic school with around 600 students, with 50% of these students being indigenous. Her principal heard about Interactive Whiteboards and their positive impact on education, especially on indigenous students, and the purchase of some boards was made a priority. The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) doesn't add more teaching, but enhances teaching pedagogy. With a dedicated, enthusiastic teacher, the IWB can make the classroom more exciting, more collaborative and more hands on. Hence better teaching and learning. With limited PD and lack of expertise in Broome, Terri has learned through trial and error what works well and what doesn't work so well. She has seen students from PrePrimary to Secondary become more enthused and inquisitive about leaning. Terri will share her experiences in using the IWB in this workshop designed for teachers starting off with IWBs or interested in using them! Intended Audience: Upper Primary and Middle School Teresa Gastevich will present: Using the Technology to Enhance Learning Most computers have Microsoft products installed. In this presentation Teresa will show teachers how they can use Excel, Powerpoint and Word to liven up lessons. Teresa will also show the product Citation, which helps students with compiling bibliographic details, and show how she uses De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats to help students create their own anthology of poetry. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Helen McAlister will present: Engaging Students with Robotics – workshop This workshop will outline the challenges the presenter has encountered during the inaugural year of the Monte Cassino Programme, an extension programme for students. It will examine the strategies used to overcome the challenges whilst building a learning environment which empowers students to manage their own learning as autonomous learners and engage at a deep level with the differentiated and fully integrated curriculum. Central to the differentiated provision has been the use of robotics as a problem solving vehicle to engage students in team work, scheduling, time management and the technology and enterprise process. The workshop will step you through setting up a program, managing all the gear and engaging students in rich tasks. Intended Audience: Upper Primary and Middle School NB: This is a double length presentation to allow for ‘hands on’ activities. If you select this presentation in Session 2 you do not need to make another selection for Session 3. Session 3 – Concurrent Presentations Tuesday 12.05 pm – 1.05 pm Byron Rudenno of Apple Australia will present: Apple Update – workshop in the Apple Lab This session is a general update on many of the latest hardware and software tools available from Apple and their application in the classroom and curriculum. (This presentation will be repeated on Wednesday) Vic Gecas will present: Drawing and Cartooning Using a Computer – workshop It’s different…full of secrets, techniques and short cuts. This presentation will go through the preparation stages…ability versus enthusiasm and how to overcome some of the disappointment and frustration encountered by beginners. Drawing isn’t some ‘gift’ given to a few…whether a child, teenager or adult…but those who are prepared to try…and train…and practice! Begin with a few hints with simple shapes; combining, altering and you will quickly be drawing and it will mean something to someone else. New technology has created amazing opportunities for the animation industry. Computer animation has taken over from traditional 2D animation as the medium of choice. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Animation is still created by animators, a good story is a good story; and a computer is really another pencil, albeit a very sharp one! Don’t forget your pencil…stickman will die!!! Rosemary Horton will present: Friendly Web: Making Accessible and Usable Websites – workshop Many of us can make websites now. But just making them is not much use if you don’t ensure that all your users can find read your site, can their way around and operate it the way you would like them to do. This session will help you to develop your skills to make usable and accessible sites. For example to choose appropriate fonts and colours that colour blind or those who have other trouble with their eyes can see.; adding image equivalents for those who don’t see the images etc Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Kim Flintoff will present: Drama Teacher as Game Master Attempting to develop a model of Process Drama using networked technologies inevitably leads to an evaluation of games technologies as part of the paradigm. It also suggests some of the factors that the presenter thinks are missing from our way of thinking about teaching and learning. The use of drama as a pedagogy in conjunction with appropriate and novel technologies has the potential to reposition the way students learn and the way teachers participate in the process of teaching and learning. This session will speculate on possibilities and propose three new concepts in education – a) third way pedagogy, b) generative play, and c) simultaneous reversioning. Teachers interested in finding ways of enlivening their teaching through the use of Drama strategies and ICTs will find this fascinating Intended Audience: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Stephen Bose of SchoolKiT will present: Tomorrow’s Online Professional Learning Today Through pdPoint workshop This handson workshop will provide participants with an understanding of how pdPoint, the complete professional development solution for schools, will service teachers’ professional development needs in the area of ICT and technology integration principles. Participants will explore the online learning tools and the range of content that may be used to support the teacher's professional development in the learning and technology integration process. In addition, participants will gain an overview of how pdPoint can also meet the needs of an administrator through the use of comprehensive management and reporting tools. Intended Audience: Teachers and School Administrators Judy Cocks of will present: GIS in Schools GIS was described by David E. Davis (GIS for Everyone) as a supermap, computer software that links geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are like). It uses data from spreadsheets and databases to create maps which can be viewed, questioned, interpreted and analysed. GIS is one of the three fastest growing industries in the world. It is a great cross curricular activity that can be used in science, geography, history, economics, outdoor education or any where mapping is needed to illustrate results. GIS software can be used in the new OBE courses as it lends itself to open ended research assessments. Intended Audience: Secondary teachers, although GIS can be in Primary Schools Narina Christensen will present: Online Extension for Gifted Students PEAC Online is a program for identified gifted and talented students in Years 57 in government primary schools who have difficulty accessing classroombased PEAC programs. Students from across the state access a virtual PEAC classroom using WebCT and are able to select courses ranging from Forensic Science, Paleontology and Vet Science to Harry Potter, Comedy, Spy School and Maths Detective. This session will provide an overview of the program, the structure of the courses and the interactive tools which enable students to engage in challenging learning experiences with likeminded peers. Intended Audience: Primary, Lower Secondary John Bennetts of ClickView will present: Managing and Using Our Digital Video Resources. – ‘The ClickView Library’ – workshop Find out how to access over 1,000 video titles from the top three video production companies in Australia. VEA, Classroom Video and Learning Essentials titles are now available at any time from your classroom computer using ClickView software. John Bennetts will discuss the benefits of using digital video and other resources on school networks in two sections. a) Managing: Customising your digital Library, How to add your own Video titles including News Reports, Documentaries and Current events programs, Adding your own Resources, Chapter Headings, Password Protection of materials, Copyright Issues, Creating Catalogues and much more…. b) Playing: Using Search functions, Chapter Headings, Resources, Using Worksheets while watching a Video, Exporting sections or Clips to Powerpoint Presentations, Creating Lessons, Taking Video with Resources away as Homework. Self Paced Learning at it’s very best. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Esmeralda Pang will present: Experiences Using an Interactive White Board Esmeralda Pang will discuss her experiences using an Interactive White Board in Junior and Middle Primary classes. Intended Audience: Primary Session 4 – Concurrent Presentations Tuesday 2.35 pm – 3.35 pm Byron Rudenno of Apple Australia will present: Digital Video Basics – workshop in the Apple Lab Do you use digital photography and video in your classroom to enhance learning and support student outcomes? It’s easier than you think. Come and see how easy it is to use photography and video in your classroom (regardless of subject and year level) to help students demonstrate that they've met objectives. We'll look at some real classroom examples and discuss different ideas for your classroom. (This presentation will be repeated on Wednesday) Trevor Gabraith will present myportfolio – workshop The CathEd Net is now three years old. The system has rolled out the myinternet mydesktop and myclasses. myportfolio is a new portal being trialed in schools. It could be described as a place on the Internet that students and teachers can define as their own. Fully integrated with mydesktop and myclasses, myportfolio provides everything students and teachers need to create personal ePortfolios with no need for web skills or authoring packages. Trevor Galbraith from Sacred Heart College, the ACCE Educator of the Year for 2005, has been one of the leaders involved in the pilot program. This is a chance to have a look and see what is on the horizon. Intended Audience: Any teacher a Catholic school, or in any other school that uses myinternet Mike Leishman will present: HTA a new cost effective way to teach programming – workshop HTA files are HTML files for Applications that allow the inclusion and running of Visual Basic (and other) scripts within Internet Explorer but without the security restrictions placed on HTML files. In this workshop, Mike will revisit his original Visual Basic course written back in 1997 and rewritten in VBA for MS Office applications and Active X (no longer supported). If you want to teach your students how to program in Visual Basic with the added bonus of HTML on the side, and you don’t want the complexity of Visual Studio – VB.net etc, and you only have notepad or some other HTML editor, then come along and have a go at creating .HTA files. Intended Audience: Secondary James Heseltine will present: Free Math Learning Objects on the Web – workshop Why spend your valuable budget on specific software, when you could get a vast array of applications for free off the internet – if only you knew where to look. Spend some time sampling what the web has to offer (samples are mostly secondary) and more importantly learn how to find a plethora of web based learning objects (primary, lower & upper secondary). Samples include: ●Virtual Unit Blocks to understand the base 10 system and other bases ●Isometric Drawing Tool to understand drawing conventions even if you can’t draw ●Algebra Scales for “hands on” understanding of balancing and solving equations ●Interactive Algebra Areas to understand the structure of algebraic expressions Intended Audience: Secondary and Primary Judy Weggelaar will present: Every Picture tells a story – Exploring Photo Story 3 – workshop Explore the power of Photo Story 3 for storytelling and the development of visual literacy. Photo Story 3 is a great cross curricula application and it’s free to authenticated Microsoft XP users. A short presentation will followed by hands on work in the lab. Intended Audience: Primary or Secondary Paul Newhouse will present: Progress on the PostCompulsory courses This session provides an update on the progress of the Applied Information Technology and Computer Science courses. In particular, there is a focus on the external assessment possibilities and the current political and educational risks involved with the courses. Paul Newhouse represents ECAWA on the Moderation Panel so he will also be seeking your views and advice. Intended Audience: Secondary Kerrie Smith of EdNA will present: We can teach better with ICTs but do we? What does the research say? Are we doing IT better with ICTs? Are ICTs just a big black hole? What we need to do to ensure that we actually teach better? Are there some areas where ICTs actually do some damage? Are there some things we are doing our best to ignore? In this presentation Kerrie will describe some recent findings about how teachers are using ICTs in the classroom. Robin McKean and Allison Stralow will present: Multiliteracy – Are you doing IT????? Explore some tried and successful Multiliteracy Rich Tasks designed to engage and facilitate student learning by combining the use of traditional texts with IT. Attendees will be provided with “Visual Eyes”, a CD ROM multiliteracy resource package containing teacher background information, resources , work samples and an interactive digital resource portal that will kick start your own INSPIRED PEDAGOGY. Intended Audience: Primary Paul Fisher of Electroboard will present: SynchronEyes – workshop Intended Audience: Geoffrey Kaye of Compu.Ed will present: Dividing the Bridge Delivery of synchronous, online conferencing has in the past been available only to those fortunate enough to be able to afford the high cost of services and software necessary to make online conferencing a reality. However, recent improvements in Internet technology have made it possible for transmission of high quality audio at very low cost and without the need for highspeed connection. Service providers, especially in the education and health industries, can now reach communities in rural and remote areas of Australia where broadband connection is often not available. This workshop will explore the opportunity to blend PowerPoint, Flash and an interactive whiteboard into a single synchronous low cost online conference environment and look at the potential for developing an exciting new educational delivery tool. Intended Audience: Primary, Secondary and PostSecondary Session 7 – Concurrent Presentations Wednesday 11.30 am – 12.30 pm John Treloar of Macromedia will present: Participating in The International "Power Users of ICT" Symposium The first International "Power Users of ICT" Symposium was held recently in Costa Rica. The aim of this symposium was to "engage youth from around the world who are Power Users of Technology with interdisciplinary teams of researchers in a series of activities and studies that focus on how the emerging global generation is living, learning and working with technology". Each team was given the task of exploring how technology can help achieve the United Nations Millennium Goals. Macromedia Education made it possible for two students from Leeming Senior High School and two students from Aquinas College, accompanied by Rosemary Collins of the Fremantle Peel District Education Office and Leonie McIlvenny of Aquinas College, to travel to Costa Rica to represent Australia at this exciting event. The four students who represented Australia at this symposium took up the challenge of exploring how technology can minimise the effects of Natural disasters and in particular tsunamis. The presentation will provide the opportunity for the "Aussie Power User Team" to share their journey to Cost Rica which culminated in them receiving a standing ovation for their outstanding presentation. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Thane Mandin will present: Making Music Regardless of Talent – with Garage Band – workshop in the Apple Lab This hands on session will allow you to make your own music without copyright restrictions whether it be a song, or music to accompany a slideshow or video. Garage Band is for musicians and nonmusicians alike, so everyone can make their own professional sounding music tracks quickly and easily. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary, musicians and non musicians (This is a repeat of a presentation made on Tuesday morning) Stephen O’Neil will present: GIFs, GIMP and Other Graphics Stuff! – workshop Most computer users deal with image manipulation at some point. For some teachers that experience may come while teaching graphics skills to students in secondary computing subjects. For others it may be a part of working on a school yearbook, website or newsletter. Whatever the reason, the fundamentals are the same. This workshop covers the basic principles of computer graphics including such concepts as choosing the right editing application or the right file format. This hands on session will allow you to try image and video editing using freely available software. The session will conclude with a demonstration and discussion of some of the high end professional graphics software that is used by some older students with some ideas for using them in classes. Intended Audience: People with limited computer graphics experience or those looking for ideas for introducing graphics to students. Andrew Marr will present: Plugging in First Steps in Mathematics workshop This session will look at a ‘Teaching Tool” developed to target Key Understanding 4 in Understand Number. Participants will explore the advantages of using ICT for teaching, learning and assessment then finish by looking at how to utilise Excel to target numeracy for young children. Intended Audience: Primary (K – Year 5) Elaine Highfield will present: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Simple Talking Books. Bring your laptop or use a computer in the lab. Bring along a suitable story or text to transform into an animated story with narration. Intended Audience: Primary and Middle School Steve Adcock will present: The Kinross Experience Kinross College, in terms of school structure, is a unique environment that has led to inspirational teaching strategies, and ICT has played a large part since the inception of the College, nearly four years ago. The general ideas behind Kinross College are not new, but it took a local area planning process and brave decision making to see it come to fruition. There have been hundreds of national and international visitors through the College, and aspects of Kinross College have been implemented in many new schools and ‘rebuilds’ of older schools. Steve’s presentation is intended to address the needs of both teachers and administrators by looking at not only teaching pedagogy, use of ICT and student needs but also teaching structures, staffing, infrastructure, use of space and other issues. Steve will present this information in general terms, and then will explore in detail two aspects that are the focus of this conference, pedagogy and the use of ICT including staff involvement in ICT management and developing cultures of need. There will be question and answer times after both the general and specific informational presentations. Lucy Mandyczewsky will present: Claymation – workshop Claymation combines clay work with storyboarding, web cams and movie making in a fun, exciting format for all students to enjoy, be they Year 3, ESU and all ages in between to Year 10. We will watch some completed claymation video clips and give you time to play around with equipment and make your own short animation. (Includes the Arts, T&E and English Learning Areas) Intended Audience: Primary and Middle School (NB: This is a double length presentation If you select this presentation in Session 7 you do not need to make a selection for Session 8) Peter Kent of Commander will present: Interactive whiteboards in a Primary classroom Intended Audience: Primary, Richard Hart will present: 3D Modelling The presentation will focus upon 3D modelling technologies and how they are being applied at Ballajura Community College within the framework of computer assisted design and drawing. There will be samples of students’ finished products from a range of year groups, as well as discussion on the wide variety of ways the software ( AutoCAD, Inventor, and 3DS Max) may be used. Students love doing these types of activities and it is extremely rewarding watching them so engaged in the set work Intended Audience: Secondary John Bennetts of ClickView will present: Managing and Using Our Digital Video Resources. – ‘The ClickView Library’ – workshop Find out how to access over 1,000 video titles from the top three video production companies in Australia. VEA, Classroom Video and Learning Essentials titles are now available at any time from your classroom computer using ClickView software. John Bennetts will discuss the benefits of using digital video and other resources on school networks in two sections. a) Managing: Customising your digital Library, How to add your own Video titles including News Reports, Documentaries and Current events programs, Adding your own Resources, Chapter Headings, Password Protection of materials, Copyright Issues, Creating Catalogues and much more…. b) Playing: Using Search functions, Chapter Headings, Resources, Using Worksheets while watching a Video, Exporting sections or Clips to Powerpoint Presentations, Creating Lessons, Taking Video with Resources away as Homework. Self Paced Learning at it’s very best. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Session 8 – Concurrent Presentations Wednesday 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm John Treloar of Macromedia will present: Video on the Web Come along and see how easy it is to take video and publish it to the web. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Byron Rudenno of Apple Australia will present: Apple Update – workshop This session is a general update on many of the latest hardware and software tools available from Apple and their application in the classroom and curriculum. (This is a repeat of a presentation made on Tuesday) Mike Leishman will present: Flash: Button Activated Animations create your own greeting card and send it to your friend – workshop Come along and make your own personal Flash greeting card that you can send to a friend. To do this, you will learn how to make simple button activated animations using motion tweening and frame by frame animation. There will be a prize of a USB notebook light for the most creative card made in the session. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Anne Christodulou will present: An Introduction to Devising Online Learning Programmes In this session the presenter will share some Online Learning Programmes that have been devised over the last few years. The first one is the Bob Graham Online Learning Programme which is based on the picture books of Bob Graham. A series of integrated learning activities from each learning area have been developed. These activities are housed on an Intranet, and hence have a web interface. This strategy has flexible delivery in that the students can work individually, groups or as a whole class, on the computers or in a written format. The next Online Learning Programme the presenter will share is based on the World and the Universe. The same principles apply. Anne will then explore a different format similar to a Webquest, which will include: Counting on Frank and Endangered Animals. She will then show participants how to devise their own Online Learning Programme, using MS Frontpage. Intended Audience: Primary early to middle phase of schooling Stuart Meachem will present: Making the Most of MS Paint – workshop Microsoft Paint is a simple drawing program that all Windows based machines have. As such it can be used to develop drawing and design skills both at school and at home. This workshop will enable participants to develop skills and understanding of how it can be utilized to achieve higher outcomes for students. You will be shown how students can use the program to draw and illustrate their work, make their own clipart to share in the school and make animated stories in PowerPoint. Intended Audience: Primary James Heseltine will present: SkyFighter Math: A Rich Task in Mathematics – workshop Games, Movies, and PowerPoint at work in a Rich Task context. This Presentation looks at a Rich Task that is deeply integrated with ICT. The example is based a WWII flight simulator and the mathematics of aviation. The task requires students to use mathematics across all outcomes to understand, analyze, and plan the flight of an aircraft. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Kerrie Smith of EdNA will present: What the Heck is RSS? Rich Site Syndication, Really Simple Syntax, or just plain RSS, has actually been around for a year or two now, but has it impacted on your life? No? You don’t even know what it is? In this presentation Kerrie will show how you can use RSS technology to keep more up to date with educational thinking and research. Peter Kent of Commander will present: Interactive Whiteboards in a Secondary Context Intended Audience: Secondary Matt Davis, Year 11 student from Ballajura Community College, will present: Success that Pays! Matt Davis is a Year 11 student from Ballajura Community College. His strong interest in computing has lead to him following many of the courses offered in the school in Information Technology. As a result of his Year 10 course in Information Technology where he was given extension work in programming, Matt designed and developed a fantasy game playing web site. This has been such a success that he has players worldwide using it and their appreciation has been in cash, a whopping $17000 dollars so far! Matt will be speaking about the creation of this site. Intended Audience: Secondary Session 9 – Concurrent Presentations Wednesday 2.45 pm – 3.45 pm John Treloar of Macromedia will present: Incorporating Emerging Technologies Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Byron Rudenno of Apple Australia will present: Digital Video Basics – workshop in the Apple Lab Do you use digital photography and video in your classroom to enhance learning and support student outcomes? It’s easier than you think. Come and see how easy it is to use photography and video in your classroom (regardless of subject and year level) to help students demonstrate that they've met objectives. We'll look at some real classroom examples and discuss different ideas for your classroom. (This is a repeat of a presentation made on Tuesday) Mike Leishman will present: MovieMaker2 So your students have created image and movie files using their digital cameras but they don't know how to put them together to make a movie with titles, credits and music. Come along and join in the fun of capturing, editing, composing and creating your own movie using Microsoft Moviemaker II so you can confidently go back to your students and guide them in making their own creations. Bring along your own digital data (avi, jpg and wav file). Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Kerrie Smith of EdNA will present: Creating Communities of Practice with EdNA Groups and Lists – workshop EdNA Groups is the most recent in a number of free tools that EdNA Online provides for the Australian education and training sector. EdNA Lists, the first community tool that EdNA provided for educators who wanted to keep in touch with each other, has recently been upgraded and now provides a web interface for list owners and members. Based on Moodle, EdNA Groups enables educators to build meaningful collaborative communities of practice. In this workshop experience EdNA Groups as both a participant and an owner, and learn what it might offer your community of practice. Tino Torre will present: Reading A to Z Internet Treasures – workshop The session will examine a number of web sites related to reading and language. The main topic will cover the site Reading AZ followed by a demonstration of Study Dog – reading software for KK – year 2. The final part of the session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore the web site Internet4classroom and discover the vast resources this site present. Intended Audience: Primary, Middle School Stuart Meachem will present: Making the Intranet Support Classroom Learning – workshop An intranet is a website running within the school and cannot be seen outside of the school computer network. It can be a useful tool to encourage and assist teachers and students to integrate ICT more effectively into their classroom work. Many online resources can be added to assist in building skills in all learning areas and help with the research and presentation of student work, as well as sharing and celebrating student and school achievements. In this session, participants will learn how an intranet can effectively support and encourage the students and teachers in your school to achieve more effective outcomes. Intended Audience: Primary, Middle School Moira Curtain will present: The Learning Federation Learning Objects Online Interactive Content to Engage Students and Support Teachers – workshop The Learning Federation has adopted the learning object model for its online interactive content. Learning objects are chunks of digital material for example graphics, text, audio, animation, interactive tools specifically designed to engage and motivate student learning. TLF learning objects are based on the most recent research into how children learn and how teachers can facilitate learning. They provide opportunities for multimodal learning not normally possible in the standard classroom because of complexity, safety, time or cost. This workshop will explore ways of enhancing and expanding Primary Curriculum content through the use of these multimedia Learning Federation Learning Objects. Intended Audience: Primary Elaine Highfield of Zeus Consultancy will present: Introducing and Using Microsoft Excel in Your Classroom Bring your laptop or use a computer in the lab. Learn to create and use a basic spreadsheet based on a practical student activity. Intended Audience: Suitable for Excel beginners or teachers of primary students. Trevor Gabraith will present: SHOWTIME – Throw Away PowerPoint Forever! All schools now have a digital camera or three. There are many ways of presenting your digital graphics for students, staff and parents to view. How do you do this task? In a workshop environment this session will present to the group a variety of ways to present digital graphics, depending on the audience, budget, purpose, software and time available. The software ranges from Freeware to Photoshop and all ports of calls on the way. You as a participant will be asked to share your talents. As a group hopefully we will come away with some great time saving techniques and never contemplate putting together another power point to show your great array of digital photos. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary Judy Weggelaar will present: Swap Meet – workshop Meet and swap an idea! This session is for you to discover what other teachers are doing in their classroom. Either come along with your laptop and share one thing that has been successful for you or you think others may find interesting or just talk to others and enjoy the hints, tips and/or curriculum ideas. Intended Audience: Primary and Secondary
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